In His Steps has long been one of my favorite Christian novels. Upon reading it for the first time in my teens, I tried for a long time to live by the question asked of its characters: “What would Jesus do?” While I don’t remember the results of my attempts, I do recall having long conversations with my dad about how as a Christian I should approach writing fiction. Thus, I felt both apprehensive and excited at the chance to read In His Steps again.…Continue
Added by Allison on March 24, 2012 at 10:02pm — No Comments
Waiting to Forget by Sheila Kelly Welch is only the third novel that I’ve read about foster children. The unflinching manner in which Welch writes about their tumultuous lives had me searching the internet for more fictional examples. By its end, Waiting to Forget also had me thinking about its unique but well-crafted style.…Continue
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In the deluge of young adult paranormal about supernatural beings such as vampires and werewolves and more recently witches and angels, ghosts seem be a forgotten commodity. Transcendent, an anthology of eight stories by mostly new authors, helps fill in that gap. Included in its round-up are also stories which feature death, shape-shifters, and sirens.…Continue
Added by Allison on March 23, 2012 at 10:32pm — No Comments
The preface of Unlocked reads: “Each key will open a door, some leading to new worlds, others hiding secrets better left forgotten, and still holding dreams to be shared.” After reading this anthology, you’ll never think about your keys in the same way again!
Added by Allison on March 23, 2012 at 10:31pm — No Comments
If you listen to movie reviews, you might hear a comment along the lines of, “The leading actor carried the movie.” In the book Forbidden Mind by Kimberly Kinrade, the female character of Sam possesses enough charm to pull me into this quick paranormal read.
Added by Allison on March 4, 2012 at 9:39am — No Comments